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Physical Demands

In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. The definition of individuals with disabilities are those who currently have, have a record of having, or are regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Major life activities include caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, breathing, and working.

In order to fulfill the requirements of the Nuclear Medicine Technology program at Miami Dade, students must be able to meet the performance and technical standards listed below.

  • Communication. Effectively communicate in English language in both written and oral form.
  • Comprehension. Follow oral and written instructions provided in English.
  • Hearing. Hear low audible sounds.
  • Color Vision. See and distinguish black, white and various color combinations on display devices and recorded images (film, paper.)
  • Vision. Observe patients both at a distance and up close.
  • Motor skills. Perform gross and fine motor skills such as help lift or transfer patients with limited to no mobility between wheelchairs or stretchers to/from examination table, manipulate and/or move nuclear medicine equipment that can weight more than 20 pounds, and perform detained, delicate and difficult manipulative skilled tasks such as venipuncture.
  • Tactile. Prepare and intravenously administer patient doses.
  • Mobility. Move from room to room and maneuver in small areas. Stand or sit for long period of time.

Individuals applying for admission, progression to clinical courses, and graduation from a program in Nursing and Health Sciences must be able to meet the physical and emotional requirements of the academic program. In addition, students admitted to the programs in Nursing and Health Sciences must possess the following qualities:

  • The emotional maturity and stability to approach highly stressful human situations in a calm and rational manner.
  • The ability to make clinical judgment using critical thinking.
  • The ability to adhere to ethical standards of conduct as well as applicable state and federal laws.
  • The ability to provide effective written, oral, nonverbal communication with patients and their families, colleagues, health care providers, and the public.

Because of the unique responsibilities involved in all Health Science professions, each department reserves the right to require that the student who appears to be unsuited for any program therein withdraw from the program and be guided into another curriculum of study at the College.

An individual who poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others or themselves may be denied admission, progression or graduation. The College's determination that a person poses a direct threat will be based on an individualized assessment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available evidence to assess the nature, duration, and severity of the risk and the probability that the potential injury will actually occur.